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Lemur Charity Weekend 26th-28th May


On the bank holiday weekend of the 26th to 28th of May, the Animal Encounters team invite you to join them for a special mini VIP trip and lots of fun & games, to help raise money for the Association for the Study and Conservation of Lemurs (AEECL).

Come along to the park on 26th to 28th May and help raise much needed funds for  the Association for the Study and Conservation of Lemurs (AEECL). 

Lemur species are threatened in their natural habitats, out in Madagascar, and this charity works hard to help protect this species from possible extinction in the future. 

AEECL is a charitable organisation run by a consortium of 33 European zoos. Fundraising has helped fund many research programmes into conservation, as well as a community-based project in Sahamalaza which aims to educate local people on how to proect their habitat. 



Visitors will be be able to get involved in lots of fun activities to help raise money and awareness for these beautiful primates, including raffles, lucky dips and special keeper talks and demonstrations taking place throughout the weekend. 

Take a Mini VIP Tour for only £20 per person! 

Take a Mini VIP tour to meet some of the magnificent mini mammals in the Foot Safari, for only £20 per person - normally £79 for an Up Close Encounter for a 10-15 minute behind the scenes tour with a keeper!

Places are very limited to only 4 people per time slot. Book yours here.

Mini VIP terms and restrictions:

  • Children under four years of age cannot take part in penguin or lemur experience
  • Children under five years of age cannot take part in the meerkat experience.
  • No visitors wearing open-toed shoes will be able to take part on the meerkat experience 

  • All bookings should meet their keeper at the stall outside the Safari Restaurant, 10 minutes ahead of your booking time
  • Mini VIP Tours do not include the admission price to the park, you need to purchase admission online in advance, or at the gate upon arrival. 

  • Mini VIP Trips last for 15-20 minutes

  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

  • Any adults accompanying children on the experience must also pay for a mini VIP tour at £20

  • All tours are non-exclusive, so if you don't purchase all the places on the trip you will likely be sharing your tour with other visitors.